Incident Summary:

06/19/2008: On Thursday, a Muslim man and his three year old son were killed by four men using M-16 rifles near a rubber plantation in an unknown district of Yala province, Thailand. The man, who was taking his family to work at the rubber plantation, was believed to be an army informant. No claim of responsibility was made for the incident.

GTD ID:
200806190001

When:
2008-06-19

Country:
Thailand

Region:
Southeast Asia

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Yala

City:
Near

Location Details:
The attack took place near a rubber plantation in an unknown district of Yala province, Thailand.

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity
Specific Description A Muslim man believed to be an army informant
Nationality of Target Thailand
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage Unknown
Extent of Property Damage Unknown
Value of Property Damage Unknown
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Automatic Weapon
Weapon Details
M-16 automatic weapons were used in the firearm attack.
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 4
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 2 Fatalities / 0 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 2
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 0
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Reuters, "Four Killed in Blast, Ambush in Thai Muslim South," Reuters, June 19, 2008."
"Bangkok Pundit Blog, "Four Killed in Blast, But Dramatic Drop in Violence Since November, June 20, 2008, http://bangkokpundit.blogspot.com/2008/06/four-killed-in-blast-but-dramatic-drop.html."